Foodies, families and philanthropists unite to bring healthier lunch options to the Boulder Valley School District.
BOULDER, CO–The 2nd Annual School Food Project Chef Dinners bring together local culinary stars and the Boulder community for events in which people can eat well while doing well. Chef Ann Cooper, School Nutrition Director for Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), has invited some of her favorite chefs to join her in raising funds for the School Food Project. Last year’s donations helped to build regional kitchens in the district so real, scratch cooking could begin this school year. This year’s funds will complete those kitchens.
First Dinner of the Week (Make that cocktail party with a view):
WHO: Chef Mark Monette, Executive Chef at Flagstaff House Restaurant, will bring the taste of Flagstaff’s sister restaurant “Monette’s” from the Big Island of Hawaii to Boulder.
WHAT: A night of cocktails enjoyed on the Flagstaff House patio with “tastes” such as Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, Foie Gras “Sandwich” with Kona black sea salt, and Coconut Crusted Oysters with Pineapple and Banana Polenta.
$65 per person.
WHEN: Fri. Sept 23, 5:00–7:00pm.
WHERE: Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder, CO 80302
Dinner of the Week (Make that a picnic for the whole family):
WHO: Sylvia R. Tawse and Lyle Davis from Pastures of Plenty Farm are partnering with Chef Antonio Laudisio of Laudisio’s Ristorante to present a rustic pizza picnic.
WHAT: A family-friendly pizza picnic on a farm just 10 miles north of Boulder, featuring pies made hot and fresh in the Pastures of Plenty wood burning oven and Antonio’s own traveling ovens, paired with seasonal antipasti and salads made from ingredients from the farms’ own fields. Fun farm activities planned for the kids.
$55 ea for adults.
FREE for kids 12 and under.
WHEN: Sun. Sept 25, 3:30–6:30pm.
WHERE: Pastures of Plenty Farm, 4039 Ogallala Rd., Longmont, CO 80503.
HOW: Buy tickets online to reserve your spot by visiting http://www.schoolfood.giveo.com